Thankfully, the road through and over the mountain was cordoned off for construction, forcing my GPS to recalculate. She then took us on a beautiful, coastal drive, through some lovely small towns hanging onto the cliffside. There was quite a bit of traffic, which I'd heard about for this road, but given the time of year and time of day, I'm tempted to think it was more due to the major road construction forcing all the cars onto this one, two lane road that winds through towns. After several picture taking stops, we made it to Positano. Nathan and I have become "early parkers." The stress of not knowing a place and it's parking options, and given the many situations we've gotten into on one-way, dead end alleys with no place to turn around, we're now a little too quick to park at the first available spot. This day, we found a pay parking lot that seemed to be on the edge of town, and I grabbed a spot. Then we walked and walked and walked...and walked...to the real edge of town, where there was a lovely, empty, pay parking lot for the exact same price.
After a little more shopping, we headed back up to the car (notice in the pictures how Positano grows up, not out - when walking in Positano, you're either walking up or down, and when you're feet are tired, it always seems to be up). Returning the way we came gave us some final glimpses of one of the world's most beautiful, coast roads.